Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: Finding New Treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease
SPEAKER: Frank Brosius, MD

Frank (Chip) Brosius, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and Professor of Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Physiology at the University of Michigan.  He was Chief of Nephrology and Director of the University of Michigan George O’Brien Kidney Center at the University of Michigan through 2016.  His research has focused on diabetic kidney disease for more than 25 years.  He is one of multiple PIs on a NIH R24 grant that investigates the causes and treatments for diabetic complications and was one of 2 PIs of a recently completed Phase 2 trial of JAK inhibitors in diabetic kidney disease.  He is a member of the Pathobiology of Kidney Disease study section for the NIH and is Associate Editor of Diabetes. He has served as Chair of the American Heart Association’s Kidney Council and as Chair of the Research Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Nephrology.                                                                                                                   

His research focuses on:

  • identification of effective treatments and biomarkers for diabetic complications using systems biology and translational approaches
  • how glucose uptake promotes specific cellular signaling responses that lead to disease responses in diabetic kidney disease and other diabetic complications
  • testing new concepts of human diabetic kidney disease and its treatment in robust mouse models that his laboratory has generated and validated
  • testing small molecules for treatment of diabetic kidney disease in randomized controlled trials

Watch It Live!

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses

2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy

3.Become truly professional physicians

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